Piano Spheres, the contemporary music Los Angeles institution, begins its 23rd season at REDCAT on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 with guest artist and Grammy® nominated pianist Aron Kallay’s concert titled, “I’m worried now… but, I won’t be worried long.” The season continues at REDCAT January 10, 2017 with Mark Robson, January 31 with Vicki Ray, and April 25 with Susan Svrček. May 23, 2017, HOCKET piano duo, our Satellite Artists this season, will be at Colburn’s ZIPPER HALL.
“Deconstruction” refers to a critical dismantling of tradition and traditional modes of thought which the Piano Spheres artists apply this season to the piano repertoire and the recital. Inspired by the exploring and visionary mind of Piano Spheres founder, Leonard Stein, the season will celebrate his catalyzing genius and generous mentorship.
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October 4: Aron Kallay: I’m worried now…but, I won’t be worried long; 8:30pm REDCAT
January 10: Mark Robson: Natural Durations; 8:30pm REDCAT
January 31: Vicki Ray and Friends: Dream Teams; 8:30pm REDCAT
April 25: Susan Svrček: For Spring; 8:30pm REDCAT
May 23: HOCKET piano duo: Strange Aeons; 8:00pm ZIPPER CONCERT HALL
Photo: Betty Freeman
Piano Spheres 23rd season is entitled, “Deconstructions: the Leonard Stein Centenary Season.” “Deconstruction” in contemporary usage refers to a critical dismantling of tradition and traditional modes of thought. In the Piano Spheres sense, we refer to the dismantling of the traditional piano repertoire and the piano recital. Inspired by the exploring and visionary mind of Piano Spheres founder, Leonard Stein, we will celebrate his genius and generous mentorship as a catalyst to exploration. With Mark Robson’s selections from Stockhausen’s Klang, guest artist Aron Kallay’s explorations in microtonality and multi-media in his program “I’m worried now… but, I won’t be worried long;” Susan Svrček and guest artist Nelson Ojeda-Valdez’ two-piano version of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Barcodes by Frederick Lesemann; Vicki Ray’s presentation of her “Dream Teams” with microtonality, multiple pianos and percussion, plus other works requiring multiple players and multiple composers, and finally to Satellite artists Hocket Piano Duo’s program for two pianos by mostly Los Angeles composers, Piano Spheres new season will truly offer the “Spheres” of pianism.
The 2016-17 season is located in the Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theatre (REDCAT) in Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall. Dates: TBA shortly
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Piano Spheres also gratefully acknowledges support from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.